The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (German: Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze) was a commission made to Joseph Haydn in 1786 for the Good Friday service at Oratorio de la Santa Cueva (Holy Cave Oratory) in Cádiz, Spain. Published in 1787 and performed then in Paris, Berlin and Vienna. The composer adapted it in 1787 for string quartet and in 1796 as an oratorio (with both solo and choral vocal forces), and he approved a version for solo piano.
Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze, Hob. XX:02 [op. 51] Quatuor Mosaïques Erich Höbarth & Andrea Bischof (Violin) Anita Mitterer (Viola) Christophe Coin (Cello) Label: Naive Catalog #: 8803